Alumni Spotlight

Robin Comeau, MSNE Group 5, is the Corporate Nurse Educator for the Catholic Health Care System in Buffalo.

Susan Tedesco, MSNE Group 7, passed the national certification exam for palliative and hospice nursing, earning the credentials CHPN.

Kim Santamaria, MSNE Group 4, was named Nurse Manager of the Education Department at the Veteran's Administration Medical Center in Canandaigua, NY in September 2011.  Additionally, her Graduate Thesis Project "Healing the Wounded Healer Nurse" was sent to Washington D.C. for a grant for the Wellness Initiative of 2012.

Yvette Conyers, MSNE  Group 4, 2 was nominated and accepted for "Greater Rochester 40 under 40 African American Leaders" in the Messenger post.  She currently serves as the Director of Nursing Transcultural Team for Home Care of Rochester.

Elizabeth Tomaszczuk, MSNLA Group 4, is the Director of St. Ann's Cherry Ridge site in Webster, NY.

Genie Rotundo, MSNE Group 5, had an article published on planting seeds for change in maternity care, Centering Pregnancy, in March 2011.

Jennifer Gales, MSNLA Group 7, was recently promoted to Senior Director of nursing at Unity Health.

Cathy Wells, MSNLA Group 9, was guest speaker of Hornell Nurses Night Out and at SUNY Brockport's Research Conference.

Diane Szpiler, MSNLA Group 2, teaches at the Center for lifelong Learning at the University of Rochester School of Nursing

Erika Reinhardt, MSNE Group 2, was selected to receive one of three "National Alliance on Mental Illness Teacher of the Year" Awards.  This award reflects her dedication and commitment to persons with mental illness and their families, and was presented at the May, 2011 NAMI Annual Awards Dinner.

Pat Lanzafame, MSNLA Group 3, received the 2011 Daisy Award while working at Rochester General Hospital.  Pat was also names one of the top ten RNs in Monroe County.  She is a Nurse Manager at Rochester General Hospital.